Disney Orlando Park Launches MagicBands and 2 Other Dow Movers to Watch
The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS): Current price $66.34
In the not-too-distant future, guests at the Walt Disney World Park in Orlando will no longer have to worry about keeping up with such things as tickets or cards to gain access to the park or rides. In the palace of such annoyances, they will simply use a wearable band called MagicBands, which will be high-tech bracelets created as an all-in-one devices that links park visitors to everything. Using Radio Frequency tech, guests will need to tap their band at the various touch points being installed throughout the Walt Disney World Resort to enter the theme parks or their hotel rooms the bands will also be used to purchase food and souvenirs.
International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM): Current price $208.23
Jive Software (NASDAQ:JIVE) might become a takeover target for IBM or Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ:ORCL), after drawing the attention of SAP. According to Bloomberg News, the latter had recently mulled an acquisition of the $1.1 billion company before deciding there was excess product overlap, but Jive shares rallied by 5.6 percent on May 24th, following the report. Meanwhile, Credit Suisse Group said that Jive may now lure other suitors, including IBM and Oracle, because of its prospects for increasing revenue.
Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ): Current price $49.65
Recently, Verizon attained ISO27001 certification for its Managed Network Solutions Operations group in Amsterdam, which supports customers in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. Executive Director, Client Services for Europe, Middle East and Asia, Andrew Fleming commented that: “Achieving ISO27001 certification is a prestigious achievement for the managed network team that performs day-to-day management for more than 1,100 customers and 35,000 network devices. Our customers can be confident that we meet the rigorous criteria of internationally-accepted standards while continuing to deliver a high level of performance.”
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